Iraq is keen to develop relations with Britain

14/3/2019 22:39:00

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt reaffirmed the support of the Iraqi government and its efforts to consolidate security and stability and strengthen Iraq's status in its Arab, regional and international environment.


In a statement on Thursday, the media office of PM Adil Abdul Mahdi stated: Abdul Mahdi received a telephone call from British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt, in which he supported the Iraqi government and backed its efforts to consolidate security and stability and strengthen the status of Iraq in its Arab, regional and international.


The Iraqi prime minister stressed Iraq's keenness to develop relations with Britain and to continue cooperation in the field of combating terrorism and achieving stability and economic prosperity, he said, adding that the Iraqi government places priority on opening neighboring countries and establishing a network of relations to serve the security, stability and development of the peoples of the region, noting that he recently received in Baghdad officials from neighboring countries, including the Iranian President and the Saudi Trade Minister accompanied by great officials and economic delegations.


On the situation of the presence of coalition forces in Iraq, Abdul Mahdi confirmed his government's appreciation of its role in combating terrorism and providing training and advice courses, and that it is present at the invitation of the Iraqi government and moves with its approval and there is no foreign military bases, and there are no other targets for these forces except to fight and encourage the training of Iraqi forces, indicating that Iraq is a democratic state with multiple views and positions on various cases of interest to the country.



PUKmedia \ Media Office of the Iraqi Prime Minister


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